Verrall in city on first visit as acting conservation minister

On her first visit to Dunedin in her role as acting conservation minister Ayesha Verrall visited the Wildlife Hospital and the School of Veterinary Nursing yesterday.

Dr Verrall was shown a variety of patients at the hospital, including hoiho and a kakapo.

She said it was an ‘‘amazing’’ place and reminded her of when she was studying medicine in Dunedin.

She also visited Otakou marae.

She said one of her goals in her new role was to continue the work of Conservation Minister Kiri Allan, who is taking a leave of absence for cancer treatment. PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH

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